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Africa

Editorial: The Isolation Myth

Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaigners and their supporters like to claim that Israel is becoming increasingly isolated internationally. Israel's supporters also sometimes express concern that the relentless campaign of misinformation and false blame may be having a detrimental effect on Israel's international standing. Yet, as is so often the case with Israel, the reality is somewha...

Anti-Zionism

Antisemitism

Australasia

Noted and Quoted - May 2016

The Age editorialised (March 28), following Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif's visit to Australia in mid-March, that Australia and Iran "do not, and will not in the near future, see eye to eye on matters of human rights." The paper attacked Zarif's "hypocrisy about human rights" calling it "breathtaking" that he had said on ABC TV Iran did not like "some aspects of the way Australia treats Ir...

Media Microscope: Unspeakable truths about the UN

The Australian media generally presents the United Nations as an organisation staffed by good people, doing good work for the less fortunate. However, through long and bitter experience, supporters of Israel feel somewhat more ambivalent towards the UN, seeing it as pathologically obsessed with excoriating Israel as inhumane tormentors of Palestinian paragons of victimhood....

China

Editorial: The Isolation Myth

Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaigners and their supporters like to claim that Israel is becoming increasingly isolated internationally. Israel's supporters also sometimes express concern that the relentless campaign of misinformation and false blame may be having a detrimental effect on Israel's international standing. Yet, as is so often the case with Israel, the reality is somewha...

Documents

Report on Antisemitism in Australia, November 2011

It is a reality, if a regrettable one, that within the population of Australia there are individuals who are antisemitic. There are, also within our society, organisations which have as their primary purpose combating what they perceive to be the nefarious activities of Jews. There are some organisations which have agendas beyond, but which include, antisemitism. There are others which will employ...

Egypt

Europe

Events

Professor Efraim Inbar on Sky News' APAC channel

AIJAC guest Professor Efraim Inbar spoke at The Sydney Institute on 1 February. His speech on "Israel's Politics Today" will be broadcast on Sky News A-PAC, Australia's Public Affairs Channel. See here for details......

Far Right

Gulf states

Holocaust/ War Crimes

Immigration/ Multiculturalism

India

Interfaith Dialogue

The Last Word: Opening Eyes

When any of my discussions turned to the subject of the current tensions and prospect for a better future for Israelis and Palestinians, condemnations of the obsessive Israel-bashers in the West were passionate and consistent and often contained the same advice - let people exposed to crazed anti-Israel defamations come and see the country for themselves....

International Jewry

Israel

Dilemmas of hopes for a future Palestinian state

While a two-state solution remains the only realistic hope for long-term resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, this Update features some recent pieces highlighting some of the barriers to creating a Palestinian state that will both be humane toward its inhabitants and able to exist in peace alongside Israel. It also includes a new article highlighting how the Israeli military is shaping ...

Jordan

Media Releases

Media/ Academia

Noted and Quoted - May 2016

The Age editorialised (March 28), following Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif's visit to Australia in mid-March, that Australia and Iran "do not, and will not in the near future, see eye to eye on matters of human rights." The paper attacked Zarif's "hypocrisy about human rights" calling it "breathtaking" that he had said on ABC TV Iran did not like "some aspects of the way Australia treats Ir...

Media Microscope: Unspeakable truths about the UN

The Australian media generally presents the United Nations as an organisation staffed by good people, doing good work for the less fortunate. However, through long and bitter experience, supporters of Israel feel somewhat more ambivalent towards the UN, seeing it as pathologically obsessed with excoriating Israel as inhumane tormentors of Palestinian paragons of victimhood....

Middle East

Noted and Quoted - May 2016

The Age editorialised (March 28), following Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif's visit to Australia in mid-March, that Australia and Iran "do not, and will not in the near future, see eye to eye on matters of human rights." The paper attacked Zarif's "hypocrisy about human rights" calling it "breathtaking" that he had said on ABC TV Iran did not like "some aspects of the way Australia treats Ir...

Monographs/ Submissions

Submission on Freedom of Speech (Repeal of S.18C) Bill 2014

This document constitutes the submission by the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) to Attorney-General George Brandis regarding proposed amendments to the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (RDA)... AIJAC maintains that the provisions of Part IIA of the RDA have worked effectively for nearly 20 years, and that there is not a compelling reason for repeal or wholesale ...

Report on Antisemitism in Australia, November 2011

It is a reality, if a regrettable one, that within the population of Australia there are individuals who are antisemitic. There are, also within our society, organisations which have as their primary purpose combating what they perceive to be the nefarious activities of Jews. There are some organisations which have agendas beyond, but which include, antisemitism. There are others which will employ...

Symposium: Perceptions of the Middle East and the Gaza War - Australia

The reaction of Australia's government, media, and elite, and public opinion to Israel's December 2008-January 2009 military operations against Hamas in Gaza was mixed. At the government level, both the Labor government as well as the Liberal opposition voiced strong, consistent, and principled support for Israel's right to defend itself....

Multimedia

Palestinians

Dilemmas of hopes for a future Palestinian state

While a two-state solution remains the only realistic hope for long-term resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, this Update features some recent pieces highlighting some of the barriers to creating a Palestinian state that will both be humane toward its inhabitants and able to exist in peace alongside Israel. It also includes a new article highlighting how the Israeli military is shaping ...

Reference

Saudi Arabia

Kingdom Come: Saudi Arabia worries about its future

Last week, US President Obama visited Saudi Arabia - at a time when it is generally agreed that ties between Riyadh and Washington have been at a low ebb. A few days later, Saudi Arabia announced a new plan to try to wean its economy off its dependence on oil exports - a plan said to be the brainchild of Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, the 31-year old son of King Salman who is looking inc...

Somalia

Sudan

Terrorism

Turkey

United Nations

Media Microscope: Unspeakable truths about the UN

The Australian media generally presents the United Nations as an organisation staffed by good people, doing good work for the less fortunate. However, through long and bitter experience, supporters of Israel feel somewhat more ambivalent towards the UN, seeing it as pathologically obsessed with excoriating Israel as inhumane tormentors of Palestinian paragons of victimhood....

Updates

Dilemmas of hopes for a future Palestinian state

While a two-state solution remains the only realistic hope for long-term resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, this Update features some recent pieces highlighting some of the barriers to creating a Palestinian state that will both be humane toward its inhabitants and able to exist in peace alongside Israel. It also includes a new article highlighting how the Israeli military is shaping ...